Former CEO of UpRising with 15 years experience of working, at a senior level, on equalities and cohesion issues as well as delivering social innovation projects.
Previously, Alveena was Principal Associate at the Institute for Community Cohesion (iCoCo) with lead responsibility on Education and Cohesion Policy and Intercultural Dialogue. She liaised with national/local government and schools on the role that education can play in bridging cultures, strengthening active citizenship and promoting community cohesion.
Alveena was also Head of Communities and Integration Policy at the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) where she led the development of CRE policy on issues of Migration, Segregation, Extremism, Interfaith Dialogue and Conflict Resolution and Mediation.
Alveena was appointed as Special Advisor to the Communities and Local Government Committee on Migration and PREVENT. In 2010 she was appointed as Faith Panel Advisor to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. She was also an Advisor to the Law Society’s Equality and Diversity Committee.